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Born, Ernest

    Image Credit: Berkeley

    Full Name: Born, Ernest

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1898

    Date Died: 1922

    Place Born: San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

    Place Died: San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Subject Area(s): architecture (object genre) and sculpture (visual works)

    Career(s): educators

    Institution(s): University of California Berkeley


    Architect and professor of Architecture at University of California, Berkeley. Born initially worked as a San Francisco architect and draftsman. He met Walter W. Horn, a UC Berkeley medievalist who asked him to assist with drawings for Horn’s publications on medieval architecture. Beginning in 1960, Born and Horn began collaborating on the measurement of medieval buildings, publishing several studies of related Cistercian buildings in England and France. Born went on to a career in architectural history at Berkeley through Horn’s encouragement. In 1979, after Horn’s retirement, he and Horn published a complete study of the plan of St. Gall.

    Selected Bibliography

    and Horn, Walter. The Plan of St. Gall: A Study of Architecture and Economy of, and Life in a Paradigmatic Carolingian Monastery. 3 vols. Berkeley and Los Angelos: University of Califirnia Press, 1979.


    Kleinbauer, W. Eugene. Modern Perspectives in Western Art History: An Anthology of 20th-Century Writings on the Visual Arts. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971, p. 50 mentioned; Kleinbauer, W. Eugene and Mellinkoff, Ruth, and Marrow, James. “Memoir of Walter W. Horn.” Speculum 71 (July 1996): 801.


    Contributors: Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen


    Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen. "Born, Ernest." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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